1. The sudden death system of determining the winner shall prevail
when score is tied at the end of the regulation playing time of all
NFL games. The team scoring first during overtime play shall be the
winner and the game automatically ends upon any score (by safety,
field goal, or touchdown) or when a score is awarded by Referee for
a palpably unfair act.
2. At the end of regulation time the Referee will immediately toss
coin at center of field in accordance with rules pertaining to the
usual pregame toss. The captain of the visiting team will call the
toss prior to the coin being flipped.
3. Following a three-minute intermission after the end of the regulation
game, play will be continued in 15-minute periods or until there is
a score*. There is a two-minute intermission between subsequent periods.
The teams change goals at the start of each period. Each team has
three time outs per half and all general timing provisions apply as
during a regular game. Disqualified players are not allowed to return.
*Exception: In preseason and regular season games
there shall be a maximum of 15 minutes of sudden death with two time
outs instead of three. General provisions that apply for the fourth
quarter will prevail. Try not attempted if touchdown scored. If there
is no score in the 15 minutes, the game shall end in a tie.
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